When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Intent on becoming a successful businessman, and even a millionaire, the ex-military man, Brian Flanagan, waits for his big break while serving drinks at a New York City tavern, and studying for his degree. However, when the charismatic cynic and veteran bartender, Doug Coughlin, becomes the ambitious Brian's sage mentor, their chemistry, combined with the flamboyant tricks behind the bar, will soon yield fame and money until they decide to split ways. Now, as Flanagan struggles to raise money in Jamaica to open his dream bar someday, he falls hard for the striving waitress, Jordan Mooney, while a wealthy fashion executive wants to take him back to Manhattan to live with her. Is there a future between Brian and Jordan?Written by
A young Tom Cruise stars as Brian Flanagan in the movie entitled,"Cocktail". It tells the story of how a young man who recently got discharged from the Army tries his luck into achieving success in life at New York as a bar tender. Added to that,we also get to witness how he became a bartender as well as how he fell in love with a vacationing artist,Jordan Mooney at Jamaica together with his transformation from being a very materialistic young man into a successful businessman.Bryan Brown and Elisabeth Shue co-stars in this movie based on the novel of Heywood Gould of the same title of the movie that was directed by Roger Donaldson.
No question that this was apparently a star vehicle for the young Tom Cruise,who attained international stardom from Top Gun.Added to that,we also get to witness how it capitalizes on his good looks and how the story was rewritten many times for the viewer to enjoy. Added to that,we also get to witness on how the young Tom Cruise makes it an enjoyable and fun movie on his looks alone despite of having a so-so story. It was a guilty pleasure movie that would remind everyone of a young Cruise as well as the 80's.
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